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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Considering selling your Binghamton home in the next few years? Make it more attractive to buyers by updating your windows and front door. And add desired features like energy efficiency and smart home capabilities.

These upgrades are usually less costly than a significant kitchen or master bathroom update. And they may help you net a bigger resale value for your home.

We can help you get in motion now at Pella of Binghamton.

Our advisors can help you select the ideal windows and doors for your home. And provide expert advice for every part of your project—from product ordering to a no mess, no guess installation day.

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4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value

Adding new windows and modernizing your front door are some of the simplest ways to boost your home’s value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs Value Report.

The report analyzes average costs for 22 remodeling projects and their resale values in 136 markets around the country.

When selling your home, you can predict to recover around 70 percent of the expense for new windows and doors. That’s about 10 percent more than a high-end kitchen or bathroom project that costs significantly more.

1. Steel Front Door

A steel front door is often the lowest cost of the four projects we include. But it can recoup the largest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® delivers the most desired front door styles at reasonable prices. An elevated frame style for these low-maintenance doors shields against damaging moisture.

Here’s how a new steel front door ranks for cost and added value:

  • Average cost for replacement: $1,826
  • Average increased home value: $1,368
  • Return on investment: 74 percent

Explore our modern steel front door styles.

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows provide one of the highest returns for your cost. They’re desirable for buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting required.

Priced to suit any budget, Pella® vinyl windows have customizable possibilities like triple-pane glass and InsulShield® to increase energy efficiency.

Here’s how new vinyl windows rate for cost and added value:

  • Average cost for whole-home window replacement: $16,802
  • Average increased home value: $12,332
  • Return on investment: 73 percent

Browse our energy-efficient vinyl window solutions.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Improve your home’s curb appeal and wow buyers with an upscale grand entrance. Installing a prominent fiberglass front door with sidelights is another great way to add to your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors have our exclusive PerformaSeal® design, which helps stop drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain procedure provides the genuine characteristics of wood. Choose from most-desired styles like flush-glazed full light, craftsman light and more.

Here’s how this project ranks for cost and added value:

  • Average cost: $8,994
  • Average increased home value: $6,469
  • Return on investment: 71 percent

Browse all the possibilities for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also provide a major return for higher home value.

They’re also:

  • Configurable
  • Energy efficient
  • Low maintenance when coupled with a cladded surface

Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the attractiveness and endurance of wood combined with adaptable style and performance collections. This series provides options that fulfill or top ENERGY STAR® guidelines in all 50 states.1

Here’s how new wood windows stack up for cost and added value:

  • Average cost for whole-home window replacement: $20,526
  • Average increased home value: $14,530
  • Return on investment: 70 percent

Discover how you can personalize our wood windows to fit your home’s needs.

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

Add additional interest for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.

Smart Technology

A 2018 survey by Coldwell Banker learned buyers want smart technology in their new homes. At the top of the list is security- or safety-related enhancements, much like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that maintain the attractiveness of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can keey an eye on your windows and doors and manage blinds and shades from nearly anywhere.2

Energy-Efficient Windows

Nearly 90 percent of buyers are looking for a home with energy-efficient windows, according to a 2019 report by the National Association of Home Builders.

The report revealed highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially attractive to buyers.

  • 51 percent ranked them as “desirable”
  • 38 percent deem them “essential”

Even if you aren’t selling your home now, installing energy-efficient windows can help you save today.

The average homeowner can save $126–$465 annually when substituting single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Binghamton

Ready to get underway remodeling your home? Come to the Pella of Binghamton showroom or give our team a call at 607-296-0475. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

Or, book a free, in-home consultation.

1Some Pella products may not meet ENERGY STAR® guidelines in Canada. For more information, contact your local Pella sales representative or go to energystar.gc.ca.
2Requires connection to a compatible home automation system and smart device.

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